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    Land grab: Wolesi Jirga summons Kabul mayor

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, accusing the Kabul mayor of involvement in land-grab incidents and administrative corruption, on Wednesday decided to summon the official.



    Governance

    Senators underline effective poll security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned at the current situation, a number of senators on Tuesday called for effective measures to ensure security for the April presidential and provincial council elections.



    Governance

    Law banning smoking in public places okayed

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved a draft law banning smoking in public places and increasing the import duty on tobacco products by 50 percent.



    Governance

    Senate approves law on special courts

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- the upper house of parliament -- on Monday unanimously approved two draft laws regarding the adoption of children without guardians and special courts, a lawmaker said.



    Governance

    Senators accuses governor of corruption

    KABUL (PAN): A delegation of the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday accused Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh of brazen corruption, claiming his guards recently shot dead two protestors and wounded 13 others.



    Governance

    Past mistakes won’t be repeated: Amarkhel

    KABUL (PAN): Calling this year’s presidential polls crucial to shaping Afghanistan’s destiny, the electoral body on Thursday said the April vote would be inclusive and transparent.



    Governance

    Election commissions’ neutrality underlined

    KABUL (PAN): The Civil Society Network for Strengthening the Election Process on Thursday stressed the authorities’ neutrality and transparency of the April presidential and provincial council polls.



    Governance

    Relief items sold in market, claim MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Some lower house members on Wednesday claimed relief goods did not reach deserving families and were sold in the market, a claim rejected by the authorities concerned.



    Governance

    MPs stress caution in freeing Bagram detainees

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga --- upper house --- members on Tuesday said cases of Bagram jail inmates should be investigated. Those found guilty should be punished, they said but others insisted “innocent prisoners” be released forthwith.



    Governance

    Senators differ on dealing with war criminals

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called for removing war criminals’ names from the list of presidential candidates, but others called such an effort is a conspiracy against the democratic process.